MHA 1983 s130J

Mental Health Act 1983
(as amended)

Law as at 19/11/11 unless otherwise stated under "Amendments" heading

Part X contents

130A, 130B, 130C, 130D, 130E, 130F, 130G, 130H, 130I, 130J, 130K, 130L, 131, 131A, 132, 132A, 133, 134, 135, 136, 136A, 136B, 136C, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 142A, 142B, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149

All Parts

I, II, III, IV, 4A, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, Schedules

Mental Health Act 2007

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See also

[The chapter/paragraph numbers which appear below (if any) refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]


Welsh qualifying informal patients

130J.—(1) This section applies for the purposes of section 130E above.

(2) A patient is a Welsh qualifying informal patient if–

(a) the patient is an in-patient at a hospital or registered establishment situated in Wales;
(b) the patient is receiving treatment for, or assessment in relation to, mental disorder at the hospital or registered establishment; and
(c) no application, order, direction or report renders the patient liable to be detained under this Act.][1]


  1. Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 s36; Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 (Commencement No.1 and Transitional Provision) Order 2011/3046 art 3(d) (2/4/12); subject to the transitional provision that 'where a qualifying patient in Wales is receiving help under arrangements made under section 130A ... [f]rom the 3/1/12 the help is to be treated as if it had been given under arrangements made under section 130E' (same Order, art 5)


Wales only.